Vacancies

The Commerce Commission is New Zealand’s competition, consumer and regulatory agency. Our purpose is to achieve the best possible outcomes in competitive and regulated markets for the long-term benefit of New Zealanders.

Investigator or Senior Investigator, Competition and Consumer

  • 8 months fixed term role
  • Wellington based role

Here at the Commission we’re working towards making New Zealanders better off and have an opportunity for either an Investigator or Senior Investigator who has the capability and drive to join our Wellington based team to work on consumer law related investigations.

We are looking for an intelligent, confident individual with excellent communications skills and sound judgement who also has a tertiary qualification in an analytical discipline, such as law.

You will be part of a professional, multidisciplinary team in a collaborative and supportive work environment where people are passionate about the work that they do.

Key aspects of this role include:

  • supporting multidisciplinary project teams and learning from technical experts within the Commission
  • gathering from third parties, researching and analysing complex information
  • presenting information either in writing or verbally
  • working with internal and external stakeholders
  • juggling multiple pieces of work.

The Commerce Commission is committed to on-going professional development, coaching and mentoring in a modern and supportive environment.

Read more in the position description below, alternatively contact Samantha Fallon, HR Adviser on 04 924 3621. 

To apply for this position please send a copy of your CV, academic transcript and a covering letter to work@comcom.govt.nz.

Applications close at 5pm, Monday 7 May 2018.

Adviser or Senior Adviser, Advocacy 

  • 12 months fixed term role
  • Wellington based

Our vision is that New Zealanders are better off because markets work well and consumers and businesses are confident market participants.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Adviser or Senior Adviser to join our Advocacy team in the Wellington office. This role will be responsible for leading or contributing to projects or work-streams on competition and consumer work. This role also supports the Commission with legislative reform that affects competition and consumer regulation.

With the support of our talented teams you will be well placed to understand emerging issues relating to competition and consumer matters. Using your strong legal and analytical skills, and your leadership qualities you will add value to the Commission’s work.

You will be providing advice and expert input to policy makers and parliament on policy development and legislative reviews. Engaging with industry groups to develop and implement strategies to help them to better understand and comply with competition and consumer legislation is also a focus of this role.

Being experienced with different advocacy tools that help improve levels of compliance with the law will help you succeed in this role. As will your ability to develop strong relationships within the Competition and Consumer branch and the broader Commission to share your knowledge and educate others.

If you thrive on making a difference, have the credibility to engage effectively on competition and consumer matters, and can communicate well, you will enjoy the challenges of this role.

Along with a legal qualification, ideally you will have: 

  • significant knowledge of at least one of the Acts enforced by the Commission
  • experience managing projects or a programme of work
  • proven leadership qualities
  • excellent presentation and communications skills
  • an economics qualification.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced, motivated and intelligent person to make a difference for the long term benefit of New Zealanders.

The Commerce Commission is committed to on-going professional development, coaching and mentoring in a modern and supportive environment.

Read more in the position description below, alternatively contact Janet Rees, Senior HR Adviser on 04 924 3719.

To apply for this position please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to work@comcom.govt.nz.

Applications close at 5pm, Monday 7 May 2018.

Executive Assistant, Telecommunications

  • 12 month fixed term role
  • Wellington based

We are seeking a talented Executive Assistant to support our Manager, Telecommunications Networks and Compliance, Head of Fibre Regulation and Head of Telecommunications Regulation.

This is a great role for an experienced EA who enjoys working in a fast paced, project based environment. You will be working with three great managers and alongside a team of passionate people from a range of disciplines.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • be able to navigate the challenges of always being two steps ahead of everyone else as you anticipate their needs
  • provide exceptional administrative support using your initiative and sound judgement
  • use your well-developed problem solving skills to find effective solutions
  • build a good understanding of the Commission’s work and how that relates to the Telecommunications sector
  • work alongside other team members to deliver support beyond expectations.

If you are a high-performing individual who wants to contribute to an organisation whose purpose is to achieve the best possible outcomes in competitive and regulated markets for the long-term benefit of New Zealanders, we would like to hear from you.

Read more in the position description below, alternatively contact Teri Sayegh on 04 924 3869 for a confidential chat about the role.

If you are interested in applying for the role please send a covering letter outlining your suitability along with a copy of your CV to work@comcom.govt.nz.

Applications close at 5pm, Thursday 3 May 2018.

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